Senior Strategic Buyer

Senior Strategic Buyer

Senior Buyer required to join a leading defence organisation in 2018...

Job Description

Senior Strategic Buyer - Defence
Permanent
Bedfordshire
£42,000 - £49,000 + Benefits Package

My client is a leading prime contractor and systems integrator responsible for a wide portfolio of high technology programmes, complex integration, training and through-life support, spanning the defence domain. They currently require an experienced Strategic Buyer with significant defence engineering industry background including direct engineering buying experience.

Specific Job Description

* Direct experience of the control of suppliers
* Proven Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) skills
* Proven Contract management skills
* Understanding of related disciplines/departments within a design and manufacturing environment
* Capability to develop ingenious and creative solutions to complex problems.
* Ability to work assignments without significant/appreciable direction
* Excellent understanding of procurement best practice
* Knowledge of strategic sourcing and advanced procurement techniques/tools
* Excellent commercial skills with the ability to analyse and negotiate best-value agreements
* Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively manage stakeholders' expectations at a variety of levels
* Data literate with strong analytical skills

Required skills, qualifications and experience

* Excellent understanding of procurement best practice
* Knowledge of strategic sourcing and advanced procurement techniques/tools
* Strong experience within the defence industry.
* Proven Commercial and Contract Management skills
* Direct experience of the operational control of suppliers
* Proven Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) skills
* Excellent commercial skills with the ability to analyse and negotiate best-value agreements
* Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively manage stakeholders' expectations at a variety of levels
* Data literate with strong analytical skills
* Highly motivated, determined, and committed individual with a proven record of achieving cost saving targets/objectives
* Individual who thrives on challenges, and has experience working within a fast paced procurement function
* Understanding of related disciplines/departments within a design and manufacturing environment
* Capability to develop ingenious and creative solutions to complex problems, including supplier issues.
* Ability to work assignments without significant/appreciable direction
* Proficient in the use of MS Office applications
* Flexibility to travel as required

Desired skills, qualifications and experience

* Mechanical (fabrications/machined items) and Electrical (box-build, cables, components) buying experience
* Experience in the various phases of the product lifecycle from proposal capture, programme start-up, development, production, sustainment and end-of-life
* Flexibility to work at different levels of sub contract complexity (off the shelf, build to print, MOTs, and design to specification)

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Key Consultant

Erin Gimson

09 Erin Gimson

I am focused on recruiting professionals of all levels within the defence, satellite and telecommunications industries. I excel in recruiting for the harder to fill positions, as the challenge makes me more determined to succeed. Knowing it is going to be difficult makes it all the more worthwhile once you have placed the candidate.

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